LA Fashion Week
From printed suits to elegant all-white ensembles – Men’s Fashion Week LA had it all. At the two day event at the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles designers like Paulo Succar and Vlado Footwear led the way for the latest fashion trends.
Even though it was filled with lots of energy when first entering the venue one was greeted with a sense of peace and harmony. The entrance hall was decorated with white linen, flower bouquets and warm lights. Friendly staff welcomed all guests into the arena of fashion. Once the peace and chill atmosphere was left behind one got right into the energetic and wild fashion turbulence. Tattoo artists, Hairstylists and the best dressed competition kept the event vivid. Furthermore upcoming stars in the fashion industry introduced their new collections.
For a long time socks have not been considered as part of fashion. Luckily designer Tedd Monney proved the opposite. His brand new sock line ‘The Finer Things’ varies from plaid to colorful print designs. He offers a dozen different sock options and gives men a special twist to their outfits. Likewise creative and extraordinary was the hat collection of Garth Watrous. Classic, lace, black, white or even adorned with accessories on the side Watrous’ elegant hats were remarkable. In honor of the event, the fashionable couple gave away free pieces to all hat-lovers.
NoRal Apparel opened Men’s Fashion Week with his ‘SS 14 collection of shirts and pants with military pattern. He wanted to create something ‘that is transitional’ so going from fall to spring is smooth but strong. It should projects the strength of soldiers to the runway. Thereby it was the best possible kick-off for the inaugural of a powerful Men’s Fashion Week.
After a short break and the possibilities for guests to refresh with Vodka, coffee or Iced Tea the show continued with MyVice Sweats. The LA based designers brought sweatpants to life. The tailored cut and golden zippers makes the pants not only look comfortable but also fashionable. Even for a woman this is a trend to follow. The designs are sexy and fresh.
Another striking designer Mike Rubin left quite a mark. His collection of Krammer & Stoudt displayed chic vintage wear made of linen and cotton material. The colorful suits reminded much of a Cuban summer. The only thing missing was a glass of Rum and a smoking cigar.
Contrary to its predecessors Paulo Succar’s ‘The Siqueiros Collection’ was wild, crazy and risky. Lots of print, different colors and shapes. Paulo even took the chance and introduced leggings for men. At first it may seems people need to get used to this idea of leggings for men but Paulo Succar makes it quite easy to like this outfit since he combines it with suits and shorts. Clearly, Paulo Succar led the way for next season’s trend: print, print, print. And guys, take a risk in your outfit. The old believe that men cannot be fashionable and should stick to white and black is long gone. The trend is leaning towards more color and mixed designs.
The highly anticipated designers of Vlado Footwear attracted a very stylish crowd of the LA fashion scenery. Their latest work partly brought back the ’80s due to the flashing shoe collection. Another highlight of that show was definitely the dance performance by the Vlado B Boys. The group of four created a perfect ending of Men’s Fashion Week LA. All in all the spring is going to be colorful, shiny and extravagant. The show clearly invites men to embrace their creative side and be more willing to take some risks when it comes to fashion. The whole event was a true success and we are exciting about next year’s show.